Maria Varsellona

Maria Varsellona

Chief Legal Officer, Nokia

Overview

Maria Varsellona, is the Nokia Chief Legal Officer since May 2014 and President of Nokia Technologies since June 2018. She joined the Nokia Group in July 2013, as Nokia Siemens Networks General Counsel. Prior to joining Nokia Siemens Networks, Maria served as the General Counsel at TetraPak from 2011 to 2013 and at Sidel from 2009 to 2011. Both TetraPak and Sidel belong to the Tetra Laval Group. From to 2001 to 2009, Maria covered various senior global roles in the GE Oil & Gas legal department.

 

Maria holds a JD from the university of Palermo, Italy. She was admitted to practice as a lawyer in Italy in 1996 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2000. In addition to her executive roles at Nokia, Maria is a member of the Nordea Bank Board since March 2017. She was a member of the Board of NSB, a joint venture between Huaxin, a Chinese state-owned enterprise and Nokia, since January 2016 till July 2018. She was the NSB Vice Chairman since January 2017 till July 2018. Maria was a member of the Alcatel Lucent Board from January 2016 to April 2017.